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Welcome to Courtside

My name is Andy and more often than not I'm to be found courtside watching my son Elijah playing the sport he loves; tennis. It's this weekly pilgrimage, coffee in hand, which led me to create the Courtside Podcast.

Courtside is a series of conversations exploring the journey sport-parents go on as we support our children in the sport they love.

Through Courtside you’ll hear from Players, Parents, Coaches and experts in the fields of sports science and adolescent development in order that as Courtside Parents we can create a positive courtside environment, meaning that our children flourish through the culture we create around the sport that they love.

So, how's your courtside culture?

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Apr 12, 2019

SOPHIE COCKELL is a Level 4 Performance Coach, LTA Tutor and Sports Psychologist who specialises in a hands-on approach. Sophie specifically focuses on the under taught area of doubles and is passionate about teaching the tactics and strategies that makes doubles such a fun to play throughout your life.

In this episode, we explore the joy of playing doubles as well as the not so joyful reality of performance anxiety in the sport that our kids love.

  • Why is doubles not seem in the same light as singles?
  • Why is it often demeaned when it's such a fantastic game?
  • How do we best support our kids at those crucial pinch points in matches?
  • How do we help them find solutions in pressure moments, which is great learning for both on and off the court?


Connect with Sophie and to order My Tennis Brain


Tw: @SCTennis2


Thanks so much for listening, please do promote this episode in order that more parents can join us on this journey we're all on. 

Have a great time Courtside

Andy and Catherine